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Engineering Technician

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Northern Technologies, Inc. Rapid City , SD 57702

Posted 2 weeks ago


Northern Technologies, LLC (NTI); a rapidly growing geotechnical consulting and materials testing firm, has a position for a full-time Engineering Technician to join our team in Minot, ND starting immediately. The Engineering Technician is responsible for the testing of construction materials (soil, concrete, bituminous, aggregates, mortar and masonry units, etc.) as contracted for by our clients.

The successful candidate for this position will be encouraged to expand their skill sets and certifications through company training and mentoring and currently possess the following qualifications and experience:

Essential Duties:

This list of duties, skills and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Performs field and laboratory tests on soil, concrete, bituminous, aggregates, mortar and masonry units, structural steel welding and bolted connections as well as other construction materials.

  • Maintains orderly and timely processing of project paperwork including completion of field or laboratory test or observation sheets, and log book and other necessary requirements for nuclear gauge operation.

  • Communicates all job observations, passing or failing results of testing, and any other information to project manager.

  • Maintains log of laboratory inventory and calibration work

  • Seeks assistance as needed, and follows guidelines and procedures for testing to ensure all results are accurate.

  • Keeps vehicles clean, maintained, and organized. Keeps vehicle and gas logs up-to-date.

  • Represents NTI in a professional manner through communication and appearance on jobsites.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Interest in materials testing; some hands on experience preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read technical procedures, analyze, and interpret gauges.

Ability to write and log results of testing processes.

Excellent verbal communications skills for working with contractors and internal staff.

Mathematical Skills:

Strong aptitude for mathematics a plus.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, diagrammed, or scheduled form.

Other Qualifications:

Possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record; basic computer knowledge to work on new programs, log results and enter time and job data.

Education, Licensure, and Certifications

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent; ACI Level I Field Technician or must obtain within first 6 months of hire; Nuclear Density Gauge Certification or ability to obtain within first 6 months of hire.

Preferred: Associates degree in Civil Engineering; ICC Certifications; DOT Certifications

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The noise level can be moderate to loud on jobsites and moderate when working in the lab. At least 50% of the work will be performed outdoors where individual will be subject to extreme heat and cold, snow and rain.


NTI offers a competitive benefit package including accrued PTO, medical, dental, vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life and 401(k) match.

Northern Technologies is an equal opportunity employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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Engineering Technician

Expired Job

Northern Technologies, Inc.